Above the Jungle Trekking and Hiking in South Pacific, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-

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Above the Jungle

The most biologically intense place on Earth!



Descripcion about Above the Jungle

 

Day 1: San José - Puerto Jiménez
Flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez. Upon arrival your guide will meet you and then take you for check in Parrot Bay Village or equivalent. Night in Puerto Jimenez. Dinner in town. (D)

 

Day 2: Puerto Jiménez - Sirena Station Corcovado
Breakfast. Flight from Puerto Jimenez to Sirena Station in the middle of Corcovado´s Rainforest. The fligth is one of the most spectacular experiences, flying over the jungle and being able to see the beautiful pacifc coast of the Osa Peninsula. After a few minutes of flight we will find a small landing strip inmerse in the middle of the jungle where the Sirena Station is located. Upon arrival to Sirena we will check in and have lunch. Later in the afternoon we will enjoy one the numerous trails around the station. In Corcovado monkeys are very abundant, the four species of monkeys can be observed: Spider, White-faced, Howler, and Squirrel Monkeys.

This tropical rainforest is also a paradise for birds, from little hummingbirds to large raptors, and nocturnal hikes might reveal different species of owls.

The classic Scarlet Macaws and other species of parrots are flying above the canopy all day long. The mammals are well represented by large groups of White-nosed Coatis, Pecaries, and small groups of Agoutis, and the wonderful Tapir.

This national park is also famous for being shelter of a great population of wild cats and it wouldn´t be that rare to see a jaguar or another cat wondering around. Come back to the station for dinner. (B,L,D)

 

Day 3: Corcovado National Park - Sirena Station
Breakfast. A full day to enjoy the rainforest and rivers around Sirena Station. In the morning we will hike towards Claro River admiring the lush vegetation and the abundant wildlife, and then take a swim in the river. Come back to the station for lunch.

Afternoon hike towards Sirena River. This river is quite nice for wildlife, there are crocodiles that rest on the sand banks. A lot of birds are observed along the river, egrets, kingfishers and different species of shore birds. The Sirena River is famous for its sharks, during high tie it is possible to see sharks coming into the river mouth for feeding and have them very close to the river´s bank.

We will come back to the Station for dinner. A nocturnal hike can be done, Tapirs and wildcats are very nocturnal, so there is better chance to see them at night. In the mouth of the Sirena River we can see the reflection of the crocodile eyes, and the fishing bats flying over the river, as we hike towards some good spots to find Tapirs. (B,L,D)

 

Day 4: Sirena Station - Puerto Jiménez
Early breakfast and we will get ready for departure. Our plane will suddenly show up from the jungle´s canopy and arrive to Sirena to take us back to Puerto Jimenez, there couldn´t be a better way to say bye to Corcovado than from the sky! After about 15 minutes of enjoying the rainforest from above, we will be arriving to our destination. Transfer to Parrot Bay Village or equivalent, lunch. Free afternoon in town. Dinner. (B,L,D)

 

Day 5: Puerto Jiménez - San José
Breakfast. Flight back to San José. (B)

 

 

Trek includes:
Round trip flight San José - Puerto Jiménez - San José, 2 nights of lodging in Puerto Jiménez, round trip flight Puerto Jiménez - Sirena Station - Puerto Jiménez, 2 nights of lodging in Sirena Station, meals as indicated in itinerary, bilingual prefessional guide, entrance fees to National Park.


Note:This package can also be buyed without Round Trip Flight from San José. Please see rates. Chirripo.com reserves the right to change or omit portions of any itinerary due to bad weather or rain conditions.

Itinerary

 

 

At the description you will find the tour developed by days.

 

What to bring

 

Hiking shoes (waterproof are recommended), rainjacket and rainpants, hat and good sunscreen, camera (200 ISO Film recommended), sunglasses, hiking poles are useful, sandals or shoes for resting time, towel, mosquito net, sheets and pillow case, insect repellent, personal medicines, energy food, daypack, good flashlight with extra batteries. **Pack everything in plastic bags inside your backpack. Maximun Weight for fligths: 12 kg / 26 pounds of luggage. Your overweight luggage can be stored either in San Jose or in Puerto Jimenez, please inform to provide instructions

 

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